Our Summer Institute kicked off yesterday with a sampler class. We started things with a DX classic, Blind Lead, and then moved through improv structures, strengthening exercises, and combinations lead by different company members. Adjunct artist Keith Thompson taught his (fierce) phrase to the group and leads them through it in the video below.
We are working toward a performance on July 16-17 in a parking garage in Adams Morgan which means we pack in enough information in one day to make it feel like three. Already after one day, we have enough material to make and craft a solid piece. But–we’re back to it tomorrow to continue to vary and develop our material and see where it leads us.